Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Candyman, Passenger, Althea, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal Don't Ease Me In, Let It Grow-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> CC Rider-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Alabama Getaway
Master Audience Cassette; AKG SE-5 mics w/CE-1 cardioid capsules> Sony TC-D5> DAT> CDR; CD Mastering, Shn'ed by Scott Clugston
LineageAKG SE-5 mics w/CE-1 cardioid capsules> Sony TC-D5> DAT> CDR
July 29, 2017 Subject:
My First Show, Too
introduced to live dead via cassette and blotter, at my neighbor's house in 1978. somehow missed the 1979 show but caught this '80 show...i'd experienced about five rock shows at the coliseum but never tripping. here, we were dosed to the gills and sat on the side right above jerry. we never moved an inch and bored holes into him with our pie eyes the whole time. at one point, he looked up and physically shook us off him (or so it seemed). we were like, "sorry man". it was my first of about 15 west coast shows over the years. i regret not going to red rocks or the east coast to experience the difference. but i have to say every show was a lifelong memory of experiences. in fact, i saw them stone cold sober a few times and it was just as good.
February 18, 2017 Subject:
Well worth the drive down from Bellingham!
This was my very first of many Dead show. I had no idea how it ranked at the time, but I was absolutely blown away. Funny, I could have sworn they played "Me and My Uncle".. Easily the best concert I've ever seen before or since. Thanks to others for the great reviews!
November 20, 2014 Subject:
This is version to get
Below is my review of this night on one of the other copy's. To lazy to retype it so copy and pasting is easier. Only reason I commented on other version is because its FOB I think this one is more balanced sound.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 3, 2013
One of my very first tapes. Along with Springfield from 78. I fell in love with this band because of bootlegs and then seeing them live. NEVER ENOUGH of either. Still 35 years later. plus this is one hot show and very good recording.
June 14, 2012 Subject:
A very rough but very shiny diamond.
Relatively high quality AUD, a touch trebly and not much bass, so needs some EQing. Insane jams, frequent mistakes.
October 24, 2009 Subject:
We don't need no steenking streengs.
April 6, 2008 Subject:
Very nice sounding aud....
Not being a BIG aud fan,I was very pleased with the sound of this one....take it for a spin....
August 19, 2007 Subject:
This one held-up through the years...
This was my second show of the many I was lucky to attend from 1979 to 1995. Even then, this one seemed like something extra special at the time. Many shows, many roads, and many, many others heard on tape later, I must say this was a real zinger - WOW! As 'Cheyler' has already said, Jerry's fingers were indeed very talkative this night, and the resulting conversation was exceptional! This turned out to be my favorite Grateful Dead concert experience out of dozens. As the song says, "The bus drove up and I got on, that's when it all began... Many thanks to Vince Barnes for giving me my first taped copy of this great show in the summer of 1980. This download shouldn't be missed.
November 18, 2005 Subject:
A great show indeed
It was a fantastic show. I, too, was on the wall (or fence or whatever it was--seems like a fence in my memory although I was pretty twisted thanks to the generosity of a fellow deadhead that evening). I had forgotten about the broken string Weir suffered. Wow. Memories. Speaking of which, my car spewed grey ash every time I used the fan the rest of the time I owned it, a souvenir of two phenomenal nights of Grateful Dead shows.
September 3, 2005 Subject:
The last reviewer mentioned this for show of the year? It's difficult for me to argue since I was there on the wall in front of Phil (stage right at that time). The year before the band had played a sold out show at the cavernous Coliseum which held 15,000. This year it was the Arena which seats about 5,000 and tickets were scarce while the energy in the building was alive and tight. The $10 tickets (high for that time) were going for as much as $50 out front. The crew had PA difficulties which surfaced immediately during "New Minglewood Blues" but the band quickly blamed it on Mount St. Helens which had blown for the 2nd time in three weeks during "Fire On the Mountain" the night before. The normally harmless 189 mile drive from Portland to Seattle was marred by the emergence of volcanic ash everywhere. For those of you who have never been near a volcano blasting, volcanic ash doesn't melt or go away soon which caused some interesting problems (can you say clogged carberator?) in transit. The highlight of the show had to be the incredible version of "Let it Grow" into "China Cat Sunflower". For those who were privileged to attend or listened to the tape, you'll hear a nice lull in the music right at the segue into "I Know You Rider". The reason for this is Mr. Weir had broken a string and needed some time for repair....Jerry and Phil use this opportunity for some serious entertainment. Bob eventually completes the string repair and joins the band for a scorching version of "Rider". What a night....and don't miss the romping "Sugar Magnolia" to finish.
November 18, 2004 Subject:
Show of the year?
The sound on this one is quite good, one of those 'you are there' auds and a PA hiccup during Minglewood just for fun. I'd say this is the best show of the entire year, Garcia's fingers are very talkative this night. The October acoustic shows are all very interesting but this is a 'plain old' two-set Dead show with no distractions and they are on fire. Take your pick, each song stands out over other versions from 1980. Sound: 3+, show 4.5. No such thing as a perfect show, but if there is I'm saving my 5 for later!